We run various events throughout the year for carers of a family member with a disability or chronic illness. These include information events to help with caring roles, having some fun with family, friends and other carers, and our retreats.
Our male and female carers enjoy one retreat a year each, where we provide an opportunity for some well-earned respite, relaxation and a chance to share experiences. This enables our members to return to their caring roles refreshed and rejuvenated.
Our retreat programme outlines workshops such as stress management and positive outlook to life. There is lots of sharing stories, quiet times and noisy workshops. We also help carers to be more resilient and provide them with strategies, and resources to care for themselves.
Age requirements are 18 years and over, plus must be able to look after yourself without assistance.